Dabur signs MoU with DRDO to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants
Posted on:19 Jul 2016 09:27:49
19 July 2016 Current Affairs GK: Dabur India in the second week of July 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organization's (DRDO) Defense Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR).
The agreement was signed to promote sustainable cultivation of rare medicinal plants Ladakh, which is one of the most difficult terrains in the world.
Highlights of the agreement : Dabur and DIHAR will educate farmers in the Leh-Ladakh about high altitude medicinal plant species.This will also help in enhancing the livelihood of villagers in the cold desert area by involving them in cultivation of medicinal plants.
The farmers will also be provided free saplings of rare medicinal plants and herbs.The initiative will focus on development of a self-sustainable system by creation of a value chain for the targeted endangered species.
It will also focus on sustainable management of bio-resources by implying scientific agronomy practices. It will ensure biodiversity conservation.
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